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... It was an impressive buildings that had been added to over the centuries and was a real hotch potch of styles. That afternoon, Mal wasn't feeling the best so I went solo. We went for a lovely country drive through Burgundy with green hills, vineyards, villages and the odd small chateau here and there. The destination was Chateau ...
Finally left Pont De Vaux, heading for the Sielle River about 1 hour north. Navigated our first lock together; a little scary as there is quite a large amount of water to exit the lock and it tends to swish the boat around, but we managed. Fortunately for us we had the very experienced Sheila and Alan in their boat there to help and advise us.
Headed north and entered another lock leading us into the Sielle River system. First port of call was La Trachere, ...
... quite violently. But we survived and pottered down the rest of the canal at a stately 4 mph.
Invited to Alan and Shiela's boat for drinks and nibbles which turned into getting quite sloshed. An enjoyable way to end the day.
We are taking it easy over the next couple of days and then heading on our first foray down the canals, up the Saone, and onto the Sellie River heading to Louhans. Quite the little adventurers.
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Had a lovely time exploring the chateau and hearing about the huge renovation to date. Beautful lapis blue detailing in some rooms.
Returned to a new port Tournus, had only a short while to explore this town as we again were heading off for our last port of call, ...
... black. That was fun to get to know everyone a bit more though! That's about all for the wine regions I think, next stop Barcelona!!! Hopefully they have a washing machine at the next stop because I'm down to wearing my dress shirts because I have no clean clothes left. Haven't had a washing machine for 2 weeks now :( febreeze is becoming a big part of my life. P.s check back to this post in a week or so, as a lot of other people took pictures on their cameras that I have to get off ...
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